17.01 RC1 Testing Protocols

Now that we have it, is there anything in particular that the developers can suggest needs testing?

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Maybe add 'rc1' to the title, from reading your message I thought I missed the official 17.01 release. :wink:

I haven't heard anything specific, but there were last minute changes to the ath9k wifi drivers, so wifi stability might be one area.

Otherwise I don't think that there is anything really special.

More or less just looking that everything works "normally" for your router.

Example: I saw today bug https://bugs.lede-project.org/index.php?do=details&task_id=451 and tested myself, and yes, the wifi MAC assignment had broken for ipq806x routers and wifi inferfaces had random MACs instead of the ones defined in art :frowning:

So I looked into the reason and found out that it had broken down two weeks ago. Then I made a pull request to fix that: https://github.com/lede-project/source/pull/777

That kind of surprises may just pop up for any device. They can be hard to notice as "everything works", so it requires active looking that all things are as they should be.


My bad. Done!

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SMH -- I'm one of those people with ipq806x device who hadn't noticed the issue. :frowning:

Thank you for taking note and fixing it Hannu!

Don't know if it is my problem, but i get errors because of my package signatures.
`opkg install nano
Installing nano (2.7.4-1) to root...
Downloading http://downloads.lede-project.org/releases/17.01.0-rc1/packages/mips_24kc/packages/nano_2.7.4-1_mips_24kc.ipk.
Collected errors:

  • opkg_install_pkg: Package nano sha256sum mismatch. Either the opkg or the package index are corrupt. Try 'opkg update'.
  • opkg_install_cmd: Cannot install package nano.
    A --force-checksum install the packages fine. But it seems to have issues. Every package i tried had the same problem.
    block-mount kmod-fs-f2fs kmod-usb-storage mkf2fs f2fsck kmod-usb-ohci kmod-usb-uhci fdisk nano

Am running it on a TP-Link 4300

There is already a separate thread about the sha256sum mismatch for ar71xx / mips24kc. 17.01 packages buildbot has run out of disk space...